SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS AS DETERMINED BY AN ENOLOGIST
Intense gold-yellow colour, with golden highlights.
Aromas of read crust and dried fruit, with hints of hazelnuts and dried figs.
On the palate:
Elegant and Harmonious, complex personality and well defined that makes it unmistakable and unique.
Refined elegance and extremely fine evanescence.
Long-lasting, marked and perfectly balanced back palate.
Excellent as an aperitif and as a all-round wine.
7 months in stainless steel vats
Affinamento sui lieviti:
An average of 60 months in bottle
Affinamento dopo la sboccatura:
TECHNICAL SHEET OF THE WINE
Franciacorta D.O.C.G. Brut
Vineyards located in the rolling hills of Ome (BS).
Position particularly exposed and breezy, moderately calcareous and stony soil, well draining.
60% or 60 hl/ha
Average age of vines:
Late August, early September. The grapes are harvested, transported and processed the same day.
Inoculation with selected yeasts
Fermentation of 20 days in stainless steel vats
Malolactic fermentation partially
CA’ D’OR BOTTLE DECORATED BY “VETRERIE DI EMPOLI” GRIFFE MONTENAPOLEONE MILANO.
This item, hand decorated by talented masters of “Vetrerie di Empoli”, is the embodiment of an increasingly rare and precious world.
The bottle is engraved and hand decorated with high quality lustres, and it’s burled and embellished with bright platinum applied by brush.
This processing of handicrafts, wich winds through several steps, is the testimony of a product wich is the voice of Italian artisans artistic soul.
VETRERIE DI EMPOLI
Vetrerie di Empoli, partner of Manmade for teh decoration of Collection Reserve Franciacorta bottle, was founded in Tuscany in 1938 and today it still belongs to the same family of owners.
Originally dedicated to the production of the characteristic green glass, it has evolved into more elegant products, inspired by the Italian artistic tradition.
With the Collection Reserve Franciacorta brand, Vetrerie di Empoli confirmed its prestigious international awards, thus becoming an essential point of reference for its sophisticated international customer base.
Blanc de Noir EXTRA BRUT
The dream of many is to capture the essence and elegance of Pinot Noir. There are those who are convinced that this expression is to be found in the strength that the variety can express, some in elegance. The truth is that there are its various expressions, which translate the terroir of origin of this great vine. The Cru Sant’Anna – three hectares of vines all in Pinot Nero surrounded by woods in the Municipality of Cellatica, at 450 meters above sea level, on the hills on the border of Brescia – expresses a pinot noir of austerity, tension and expressive rigor: the long stay on the yeasts he amplified, in the glass, what was already the heritage of the grapes and the earth.
And here the earth – a deposit of morainic debris facing the south-west sun, sheltered from the north winds, formed in successive cycles of glaciations – speaks of minerality and maturity, of stone and heat. BN16 Blanc de Noir: no dosage, addition of “liqueur d’exp dition” with wine of the same vintage, so as not to cloud its expression, in order to better capture the essence of this immense and very personal Pinot Noir.
VARIETY OF GRAPES: 100% pure Pinot Noir.
VINEYARDS OF ORIGIN: Pinot Noir vineyards on the “Sant’Anna” estate, located in the Municipality of Cellatica, at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, on the hills facing southwest.
TIME OF HARVEST: 26 August 2016.
AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE: 6,400 kilograms of grapes, equivalent to 3,200 liters of wine (yield in wine: 50%).
TIRAGE: March 6, 2017.
AGING ON YEASTS: 4 years and 3 months.
DOSAGE AT THE BLOSSOM: 1 g / l of sugars.
BOTTLING ANALYTICAL DATA: Alcohol 12.5% Vol .; pH 3.10; Total acidity 6.00 grams / liter; Volatile Acidity 0.26 grams / liter.
SULPHITES: Total Sulfur Dioxide less than 51 milligrams / liter (maximum legal limit: 185 milligrams / liter).